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Devon is a favourite haunt of not just runners and cyclists, but swimmers, surfers and sailors, meaning the diversity of outdoors activities in and around Exeter is rich. Here, you can discover runs, rides, swims, walks, triathlons, challenges and other outdoor activities in and around Exeter.

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Start with a great sea swim in warm waters then on to the bikes for a closed road and flat bike leg. Finally there's a run with views of the sea. What a venue!
  • Sun 30 Jun
  • £42-£79
Torquay, Devon, UK

English Riviera Triathlon

Start with a great sea swim in warm waters then on to the bikes for a closed road and flat bike leg. Finally there's a run with views of the sea. What a venue!

  • Sprint triathlon
  • Olympic triathlon
  • Novice triathlon
The ever-popular English Riviera Swims offers a choice of distances in the warm and sheltered sea at Torquay, for a wide range of swimming abilities.
  • Sun 30 Jun
  • £24-£44
Torquay, Devon, UK

English Riviera Swim

The ever-popular English Riviera Swims offers a choice of distances in the warm and sheltered sea at Torquay, for a wide range of swimming abilities.

  • Sea swim 3
A swim-run in Torbay starting with a sea swim in the warm, and usually calm, waters of Goodrington Sands. Then after a quick transition, run along the stunning coastal path.
  • Sun 30 Jun
  • £52-£58
Torquay, Devon, UK

English Riviera Aquathlon

A swim-run in Torbay starting with a sea swim in the warm, and usually calm, waters of Goodrington Sands. Then after a quick transition, run along the stunning coastal path.

  • 750 m sea swimming
  • 5 km road running
Can’t run or just don’t like it? This event is for you. It starts with a great sea swim in the warm waters of Goodrington Sands then onto the bikes for a loop around the beautiful Torbay countryside.
  • Sun 30 Jun
  • £52-£58
Torquay, Devon, UK

English Riviera Aquabike

Can’t run or just don’t like it? This event is for you. It starts with a great sea swim in the warm waters of Goodrington Sands then onto the bikes for a loop around the beautiful Torbay countryside.

  • 750 m sea swimming
  • 19 km road cycling
Top 21 must-do triathlon challenges! Based at the beautiful, award-winning Putsborough Sands and sold out again last year, this triathlon takes in some of the South West’s most stunning scenery.
  • Sun 14 Jul
  • £70-£129
Braunton, Devon, UK

Croyde Ocean Triathlon

Top 21 must-do triathlon challenges! Based at the beautiful, award-winning Putsborough Sands and sold out again last year, this triathlon takes in some of the South West’s most stunning scenery.

  • Sprint triathlon
  • Olympic triathlon
Five gravel cycling routes sampling the trails of East Devon. Routes from 22K to 100K offer options to suit all abilities, with great en route support through the picturesque course.
  • Sun 25 Aug
  • £30-£43
Budleigh Salterton, Devon, UK

Devon Grit

Five gravel cycling routes sampling the trails of East Devon. Routes from 22K to 100K offer options to suit all abilities, with great en route support through the picturesque course.

  • Gravel events 5
A family-friendly trail running festival for all ages and abilities with Devon's best trail routes at its heart - plus sea swims, swimruns, guided runs, yoga, music, speakers, local food and camping!
  • Fri 30 Aug - Sun 1 Sep
  • £20-£55
Kingsbridge, Devon, UK

Something Wild Festival

A family-friendly trail running festival for all ages and abilities with Devon's best trail routes at its heart - plus sea swims, swimruns, guided runs, yoga, music, speakers, local food and camping!

  • Trail run
  • 5K run
  • 10K run
  • Sea swim
  • Sprint swimrun
  • + 5 more races
Triathlons at Dawlish Warren, a safe and supported environment for sea swimming, with a range of triathlon distances to offer a great challenge in a scenic location.
  • Sun 22 Sep
  • £42-£61
Dawlish, Devon, UK

Dawlish Triathlon

Triathlons at Dawlish Warren, a safe and supported environment for sea swimming, with a range of triathlon distances to offer a great challenge in a scenic location.

  • Super sprint triathlon
  • Sprint triathlon
  • Sprint aquathlon
Dawlish Warren is a fantastic location for a sea swim, regardless of experience level, plus the excellent Teignmouth Surf Life Saving Club team will be on hand to keep everyone safe.
  • Sun 22 Sep
  • £29-£49
Dawlish, Devon, UK

Dawlish Swim

Dawlish Warren is a fantastic location for a sea swim, regardless of experience level, plus the excellent Teignmouth Surf Life Saving Club team will be on hand to keep everyone safe.

  • Sea swim 3
Three sportive distance options exploring the quiet roads of Dartmoor and surrounding area. Chip timed, fully supported with KOM/QOM challenge and supreme views.
  • Sun 29 Sep
  • £43
Exeter, Devon, UK

Moor to Sea

Three sportive distance options exploring the quiet roads of Dartmoor and surrounding area. Chip timed, fully supported with KOM/QOM challenge and supreme views.

  • Short sportive
  • Medium sportive
  • Long sportive
Go the distance for your local children's hospice with a Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K or Junior Challenge! Take on this flat and fast course and get your PB.
  • Sun 29 Sep
  • FREE-£37
Barnstaple, Devon, UK

RUN Barnstaple

Go the distance for your local children's hospice with a Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K or Junior Challenge! Take on this flat and fast course and get your PB.

  • Marathon
  • Half marathon
  • 10K run
  • Fun run
A totally traffic free festival of triathlon offering both junior and senior distance options on the English Riviera. Pool swimming along with tarmac cycling and a parkland run, with a great medal.
  • Sun 6 Oct
  • £18-£42
Paignton, Devon, UK

Torbay Triathlon Autumn

A totally traffic free festival of triathlon offering both junior and senior distance options on the English Riviera. Pool swimming along with tarmac cycling and a parkland run, with a great medal.

  • Sprint triathlon
  • Super sprint triathlon
  • Kids triathlon 7
  • Novice triathlon
Come and explore the trails of Woodbury Common on this well-loved event! Professionally chip timed, with a finish line beer and bottle opener medal to help open it!
  • Sat 2 Nov
  • £17-£30
Budleigh Salterton, Devon, UK

Devon Trail Races

Come and explore the trails of Woodbury Common on this well-loved event! Professionally chip timed, with a finish line beer and bottle opener medal to help open it!

  • 10K run
  • CaniCross 2
  • Half marathon
  • 5K run
Sprint and Standard distance duathlons at Woodbury Common offering mixed terrain running and enjoyable cycling on rolling roads. Chip timed and BTF affiliated.
  • Sun 3 Nov
  • £36-£55.12
Lifton, Devon, UK

Devon Duathlon Autumn

Sprint and Standard distance duathlons at Woodbury Common offering mixed terrain running and enjoyable cycling on rolling roads. Chip timed and BTF affiliated.

  • Sprint duathlon
  • Standard duathlon
Popular night-time trail races through Haldon Forest with beer, mince pies and medals for finishers! A range of distances to cater for all ages. Fun for all the family with fancy dress awards too.
  • Sat 18 Jan 2025
  • £8-£24.50
Exeter, Devon, UK

Haldon Night

Popular night-time trail races through Haldon Forest with beer, mince pies and medals for finishers! A range of distances to cater for all ages. Fun for all the family with fancy dress awards too.

  • 10K run
  • 5K run
  • Trail run 2
  • CaniCross
The flat terrain of the Torbay Velodrome offers a range of Duathlon distances, catering to all ages and abilities in a safe, supported and inclusive manner, with a medal and donut at the finish line!
  • Sun 16 Mar 2025
  • £17-£44
Paignton, Devon, UK

Donut Duathlon Spring

The flat terrain of the Torbay Velodrome offers a range of Duathlon distances, catering to all ages and abilities in a safe, supported and inclusive manner, with a medal and donut at the finish line!

  • Sprint duathlon
  • Super sprint triathlon
  • Kids duathlon 4
An Olympic format mixed Team Relay Triathlon using the fantastic facilities at Torbay Velopark, professionally chip timed over a traffic-free course, BTF affiliated with a great finishers medal.
  • Sat 5 Apr 2025
  • £28-£34
Paignton, Devon, UK

Torbay Triathlon Relay

An Olympic format mixed Team Relay Triathlon using the fantastic facilities at Torbay Velopark, professionally chip timed over a traffic-free course, BTF affiliated with a great finishers medal.

  • 300 m pool swimming
  • 6 km road cycling
  • 1.8 km multi terrain running
A totally traffic free festival of triathlon offering junior, senior and relay options on the English Riviera. Pool swimming along with tarmac cycling and a parkland run, with a great medal.
  • Sun 6 Apr 2025
  • £21-£51
Paignton, Devon, UK

Torbay Triathlon Spring

A totally traffic free festival of triathlon offering junior, senior and relay options on the English Riviera. Pool swimming along with tarmac cycling and a parkland run, with a great medal.

  • Sprint triathlon
  • Novice triathlon
  • Kids triathlon 7
  • Super sprint triathlon
Featured in Red Bull's Best Cyclocross and Gravel Events and 2024 Best of the Year on offroad.cc! Gravel rides on the best trails the Haldon Forest has to offer.
  • Sun 13 Apr 2025
  • £32.50-£45
Exeter, Devon, UK

Haldon Heroic

Featured in Red Bull's Best Cyclocross and Gravel Events and 2024 Best of the Year on offroad.cc! Gravel rides on the best trails the Haldon Forest has to offer.

  • Gravel events 3
This popular early season sportive offers a mixture of open, flowing, flat roads combined with a couple of testing climbs in the Blackdown Hills - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Sun 27 Apr 2025
  • £44
Honiton, Devon, UK

Taunton Flyer

This popular early season sportive offers a mixture of open, flowing, flat roads combined with a couple of testing climbs in the Blackdown Hills - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

  • Short sportive
  • Medium sportive
  • Long sportive
Tavistock Triathlon is for all ages and abilities using the amazing Olympic legacy 50m pool at Mount Kelly with quiet rolling roads for the bike and the disused railway line for the run. What a venue!
  • Sun 4 May 2025
  • £22-£59
Tavistock, Devon, UK

Tavistock Triathlon

Tavistock Triathlon is for all ages and abilities using the amazing Olympic legacy 50m pool at Mount Kelly with quiet rolling roads for the bike and the disused railway line for the run. What a venue!

  • Olympic triathlon
  • Sprint triathlon
  • Novice triathlon
  • Kids triathlon 5
New off-road trail races around the grounds of Escot Park with some tough little climbs along the way, ideal for runners of all abilities with canicross category too. Medal for every finisher!
  • Sat 10 May 2025
  • £18-£35
Exeter, Devon, UK

Exeter Trail Races

New off-road trail races around the grounds of Escot Park with some tough little climbs along the way, ideal for runners of all abilities with canicross category too. Medal for every finisher!

  • 5K run
  • 10K run
  • CaniCross
  • Half marathon
A lapped off-road course mostly on gravel fire roads so perfect for gravel bikes but also well suited to cross-country bikes or mountain bikes. Everyone will finish within a few minutes of the winner!
  • Sun 11 May 2025
  • £15-£30
Exeter, Devon, UK

Exeter Gravel Races

A lapped off-road course mostly on gravel fire roads so perfect for gravel bikes but also well suited to cross-country bikes or mountain bikes. Everyone will finish within a few minutes of the winner!

  • Gravel events 2
Triathlon and swim events at Roadford Lake, offering a range of distances to suit all ability levels in a safe environment, with camping options to enjoy the area after your event.
  • Sun 18 May 2025
  • £58-£135
Lifton, Devon, UK

Roadford Lake Triathlon

Triathlon and swim events at Roadford Lake, offering a range of distances to suit all ability levels in a safe environment, with camping options to enjoy the area after your event.

  • Sprint triathlon
  • Olympic triathlon
  • Half Ironman
Take the opportunity to swim in a superb lake swimming venue where you’re not normally allowed to swim! Come and make a weekend of it with lakeside camping too.
  • Sun 18 May 2025
  • £29-£55
Lifton, Devon, UK

Roadford Lake Swim

Take the opportunity to swim in a superb lake swimming venue where you’re not normally allowed to swim! Come and make a weekend of it with lakeside camping too.

  • Lake swim 4
Now into its second year! It’s a superb swimming venue and the quiet rolling roads make such a good bike course that it was used for the 2023 Masters National Road Race champs. Lakeside camping too!
  • Sun 18 May 2025
  • £45-£59
Lifton, Devon, UK

Roadford Lake Aquabike

Now into its second year! It’s a superb swimming venue and the quiet rolling roads make such a good bike course that it was used for the 2023 Masters National Road Race champs. Lakeside camping too!

  • Standard aquabike
  • Sprint aquabike
A much-loved favourite in the outdoors calendar, the Dartmouth Open Water Swims offer a choice of distances in the clear waters of Blackpool Sands Beach for a wide range of swimming abilities.
  • Sat 7 Jun 2025
  • £30-£47
Dartmouth, Devon, UK

Dartmouth Open Water Swim

A much-loved favourite in the outdoors calendar, the Dartmouth Open Water Swims offer a choice of distances in the clear waters of Blackpool Sands Beach for a wide range of swimming abilities.

  • Sea swim 3
The successful Dartmouth Triathlon returns for its 10th Anniversary edition! Sea swim, stunning coastal bike route, out and back run including Devon's flattest road, plus chance to camp on the beach!
  • Sun 8 Jun 2025
  • £54-£75
Dartmouth, Devon, UK

Dartmouth Triathlon

The successful Dartmouth Triathlon returns for its 10th Anniversary edition! Sea swim, stunning coastal bike route, out and back run including Devon's flattest road, plus chance to camp on the beach!

  • Olympic triathlon
  • Sprint triathlon
Can't run or don't like to? Start with a stunning swim in the clear waters of Blackpool Sands then it’s on to the bike featuring Devon’s flattest road. Opportunity to camp on the beach too!
  • Sun 8 Jun 2025
  • £56
Dartmouth, Devon, UK

Dartmouth Aquabike

Can't run or don't like to? Start with a stunning swim in the clear waters of Blackpool Sands then it’s on to the bike featuring Devon’s flattest road. Opportunity to camp on the beach too!

  • 750 m sea swimming
  • 20 km road cycling
The toughest cycling challenge in the South West! This epic route is against a pace clock. Any rider who falls behind the minimum pace will be required to retire from the event.
  • Sat 2 Aug 2025
  • £42.50-£100
Yelverton, Devon, UK

Dartmoor Legend Sportives

The toughest cycling challenge in the South West! This epic route is against a pace clock. Any rider who falls behind the minimum pace will be required to retire from the event.

  • Long sportive 4

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